HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012: This year you grow and evolve to a new level. Events will come forth that allow you to understand more emotionally and learn more intellectually. Your efforts to network and become more socially integrated seem to come through to others. If single, a friendship could be instrumental in making a romance happen. If attached, be more sensitive to your sweetie. Remember, a relationship is made of two people who both need attention. Another Leo can match you. He or she makes quite a competitor. A baby born today has a sun and moon in Leo all day.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • The unexpected occurs. You discover just how much someone cares, as this person spontaneously decides to express his or her affection.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Much goes on at home. Please note the many thoughts that race through your head. Be sure to do some comparison shopping before purchasing a big item.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • • You tend to say the right words at the right time. A meeting with a group of friends proves to be a very exciting experience, as someone seems to be bouncing off the walls.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • You might decide to go off and buy this and that. You could have a great time, but the results could be problematic.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You might hear news that results in hurt feelings. The person delivering this news does not intend the message to have that outcome.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • You might want to share more of yourself. The element of timing plays a role, and most likely, it is not clear when the best time is.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Emphasize what you want from a friendship. Ask for the support you want in a meeting. Others have difficulty anticipating what you want.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Take a stand quickly, and refuse to sell yourself short. You know what you want and in which direction you would like to head.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Look past the obvious when relating to a loved one. What did he or she not say? This person does not intend to be secretive, it is just the way they are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Relate to someone directly, be it about business, networking or a personal matter. Give yourself some time to respond.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • • Others might see your knee-jerk action as being off-the-wall. You could be taken aback by their reactions, since you know there is logic behind them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • You seem set on doing a job a certain way. You will resist approaching it in any other manner. Recognize that others could distance themselves because of your attitude.